Monitor Publications ‘George Katongole and Next Media’s Gerald Mutumba were the recipients of the Plascon – USPA Media Awards for July.
This was at the Uganda Sports Press Association – USPA monthly assembly held at
Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Monday morning.
Katongole, with his story ‘Berlin Special Olympics over, but fight for inclusion
continues’ beat colleagues at Daily Monitor in Makthum Muziransa and Andrew
Mwanghuya’s “I want to dedicate this story to all the parents who take care of children and athletes with special needs,” Katongole said in his acceptance speech.
“It is not easy, it is very challenging and demanding, but they try their level best, and they need to be applauded,” Katongole added.
Mutumba’s story; ‘Meet Chess Prodigy Alvin chasing a dream from the ghetto to the
World’ was equally touching, and his acceptance speech was just the tip of the iceberg on the story.
“A single father is raising this young man; they are living in a house that is in the
middle of a swamp down there in the ghettos of Kamwonkya.”
“But that has not stopped him from dreaming and wanting to be someone important
someday through the game of chess,” Mutumba added.
For the Nile Special USPA Sports Personality for July, it was Para-Badminton Player
Sarah Nazziwa stood out.
She won two bronze medals at the Uganda International Para-Badminton, two gold
medals, and one silver at the Para Africa Badminton at Lugogo.